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April 2017

Hafa Adai AGA Members!

Thank you all for celebrating CGFM month in March. There has been interest in the CGFM review course since the Guam Professional Development Conference in September 2016. A number of people who attended the study group for Governmental Environment asked about bringing the review course to Guam and we are responding! We are in the very early stages but we hope we can arrange the review course for August 2017.


As most of you know, certain government agencies offer a 10% incentive pay for CGFMs. But more importantly, the CGFM is a unique certification that marks excellence in the government financial management profession. During CGFM month in March, we did not charge fees for CGFMs attending the membership meeting. During this CPE event, we were fortunate to have Bank of Guam’s Joe Bradley give us the latest on Guam’s economy.


This month, the Executive Director of the UOG Endowment Foundation, Janiece Sablan, will speak to us about the endowment funds that benefit the University of Guam.


Congratulations to our new AGA Guam Chapter officers who will join President-Elect Clariza Roque as she leads our chapter during the 2017 – 2018 program year. In May, Clariza and Grace Edrosa, Treasurer-elect, will be attending the Sectional Leadership Meeting in Kansas City to prepare for their new roles in AGA leadership.


Pam Aguigui, Scholarship Chair, has been getting the word out to our accounting students that the applications for the Herminia Dierking Scholarships for UOG students and the AGA Guam Chapter Scholarships for GCC students are due May 31. Please help spread the word to our students!


A high five to Christian Rivera, Early Careers Director, and Andriana Quitugua for organizing a fun-filled AGA/GSCPA Student Mixer at UOG! Lots of students and professionals attended and there was a productive exchange of advice, knowledge, and experiences. The photo booth was too much fun!  


The next AGA 5k planning meeting will be at TuRe on April 28 at 5:30PM. Please come and see how you can help support this cause spearheaded by Frances Danieli, Community Service Director. The 5k is scheduled for June 24, 2017 at the Chamorro Village. Your time will count towards your community service credit for the raffle to attend the AGA National Professional Development Training in July 2017, in Boston. The raffle will be held during our May meeting.


Please renew your memberships so you are not suspended.


Have a great day!

Yuka Hechanova
AGA Guam Chapter
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